Ages of Louis Vuitton: Fall/Winter 2016
Discover the new collection by Nicolas Ghesquière for the coming season.
Louis Vuitton’s ready-to-wear runway collection for fall/winter 2016 brings several unique pieces that capture the journey made by the luxury icon through the years. Far from being a helpless damsel in distress, the Louis Vuitton woman is decked in futuristic designs that would probably make Lara Croft proud (if Lara Croft were a real person and tomb raiding was actually a good idea).
With the help of Louis Vuitton’s heritage, yesterdays’ creations are modified for the present and set to be staples for the future. To suit the coming winter season, the collection features fitted coats and jackets made of leather and fur. Other designs that feature heavily in the collection are asymmetrical hemlines on skirts and dresses with bright red, dark blue and brown dominating the color scheme. Elements of Louis Vuitton’s relationship with its equestrian past are seen in pieces that resemble riding gear.
Creative director Nicolas Ghesquière is certainly reinventing the brand by using classic Louis Vuttion designs in a manner that appeals to all ages (by this we mean the designs are timeless, not that toddlers would be hankering for this brand of high fashion). Accompanying the clothes were 57 columns of concrete and shattered mirrors by artist Justin Morin. Seated amongst the work inspired by Morin’s Melted Bones (2011), were Selena Gomez, Karlie Kloss and the Maison’s IT girl Alicia Vikander.